Saturday, 6 February 2016

A Different Perspective...

Happy Saturday,

Something different today with a change in Perspective with the new Perspectives range of Dies designed by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions.  Not my usual pretty card at all but something a little more cutting edge?!?

 I stared by cutting the Smile from the base card which gave me both the aperture and the word as the perspectives range of dies are designed so that both the waste and the shape are usable together or on their own.!  I then added double sided adhesive behind the aperture and used all the smaller words in the set to fit into the letters ( it's almost like it was designed to fit!)

I then added diamond sprinkles where the glue was exposed to add some shine and cover off the adhesive.  I used the piece I had cut the smaller words from, using the same adhesive and diamond sprinkles method, as a backing piece adding coconut white card behind.

The background is a piece of embossed cobalt foundation card with the linen 8x8 embossing folder rubbed over with pearl moon gilding wax.

A tie and knot of jute twine ( sorry Mrs D) and a metal lock embellishment and finished.

Hope fully you will agree a different card for me but one I enjoyed playing with!



  1. Hi John,
    Great Man Card I Love The Background
    Hugs From Sam xxx

    1. Good morning John, I love it!!! It's so modern and as you say edgy!!! I would love to receive this card : )
      Have a good one!!!
      Loopy Lynda xxx

  2. Good morning John this is an amazing card those dies are so unusual they really are something different. I love how you have used them in this design. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  3. Wow-very different, I love it!


  4. Hi John,
    Very different indeed!!
    Lorna D

  5. Hi John
    It's not a style I'd copy, but I love the way you've played with the dies and shown different ways of using them.
    B xx

  6. Good to see a different style, John.

  7. Hi John. Didn't 'get' this die when I first saw it. Now I do. I love your card. SueL x

  8. So clever, John, just love it.
    Many thanks,
    Sue Mac

  9. Certainly a card with a difference and I can see why you had fun making it. It would make a great man's card.


  10. What a fabulous card, John. I love it.

    Anne (Northampton)

  11. Not my cup of tea at all John, but you've made a great job of it and shown the use of the dies very well. I really prefer "pretty" cards.

  12. Hi John,oh I love it .It is so different. Gloria (Sidcup) xx

  13. Morning John, that's different, its a nice different though x

  14. Morning John,
    What a great card, love it.

  15. Hi John,
    A great card, I love the different look and the navy colour.
    Thanks for sharing,

  16. Morning John, now what are you doing to me, I saw the SMILE die and thought, no I don't need that, but what you have done on this card is changing my mind, it is absolutely gorgeous, an ideal card for anyone...................shush don't tell the bank manager......

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  17. Eh up John
    You never need to apologise for my twine and felt phobia hahaha!
    Vive la différence! Brilliant card for a guy or teenage lad (always a difficult pair to make for)
    I love the linen folder, so useful.
    Have a great weekend.
    Ang x

  18. Good morning John a definite winning change of style, great card. Love from Jackie xx

  19. I had to llok twice, didn't think it was yours, so different but good, xxx

  20. Love this card John I know so many people who would love this card. Thank you love June Horrocks xxxxxx

  21. Morning John,
    Well I am surprised, I didn't much like this die set, but wow you have changed my mind. What a great way to use it. I love it.
    Thanks for sharing your talent with us, another die set on my must have list now.

  22. as maggie said( Well I am surprised, I didn't much like this die set, but wow you have changed my mind. What a great way to use it.) sorry still not 100% but warming to it

  23. Great unusual card ,so right for the Men on my birthday list.
    Elaine H X

  24. Wow John this is different. Great way to use it but I havent got your creative talent and wouldnt have had a clue what to do with it. Love the card though.
    Take care.
    Val x

  25. Wow what a great card for the men in our lives.
    I love your gorgeous background, must try find this folder.

  26. Nice to see a different way of using these dies, however, this card is not my cup of tea - sorry.


  27. Hi John,
    Wonderful card, I love it. Spot on for the males but I for one would love to receive one like that myself.
    Hugs, Rose

  28. Hi John, this is a bit different, but sorry John, not really for me, but I'm sure it will appeal to lots of others.

  29. Hi John, I love this !! as you say, it's such a change for you, but I love it !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  30. Hello John

    Just love this card. Yes very different, but it has a wow factor, especially for men cards.

    Love this card and look forward to more like it!

    Lol Barbara W xx

  31. Hi John, a great card ideal for the guy's.
    Nancyd xx

  32. Fabulous! Love this alot!
    Linda xxx

  33. Brilliant card. And better in the flesh as it were.
    A big hello to all the ladies at the card workshop at byrkley garden centre.

    And thanks John for the million and one tips. And the new skills I have learnt.

    Have a great weekend


  34. What a different card for you John I like it
    Was not to sure on these dies but looking at the result you can achieve I may need to add them to my crafty stash. Xx

  35. I have to agree it is a very different card from you John but it is a beautiful
    and fun one and I love it.

  36. Hi John.
    Well what can I say, after watching Sue's video and now seeing a different card altogether. I went out and bought the die. I think that say's it all. Thank you, take care Kitty.